Our Team

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Team work makes the dream work.

And that's what we're doing here at the NWP working together to honor the legacy of all the women who came before us as we continue the unfinished business of creating a more equal and just society.



Zakiya Thomas, MSW
Executive Director

Zakiya is a change agent. For over 15 years, she has worked with organizations in transition to improve processes, develop programs, and meet their goals. In 2014, she founded a management consulting firm on the premise of doing well while doing good to help organizations grow, adapt, and thrive. She is an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown Law, teaching a nonpartisan course on how to run for political office. Zakiya received a Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science from the College of William and Mary.


Jennifer Krafchik
Deputy Director

Jennifer’s first experience with the NWP Collection was seeing Nina Allender’s, “Coming of Winter” cartoon more than 17 years ago. She loves all things women’s history and encourages her bold and spirited 8-year old daughter, Eleanor Cady, to explore history with all of its complications (the NPS Rangers love when Ellie’s at Belmont-Paul to give a tour!). Jennifer has a Master’s in Library Science from The Catholic University of America, and has held numerous positions within the NWP throughout her tenure, but her favorite is Director of Collections.



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ANna Laymon
DIrector, Public partnerships and Programs

Anna has worked in dynamic, women-centered and education-based nonprofits across the US, and has an MA in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from the University of Cincinnati. She believes that women are magic and that her Hogwarts acceptance letter got lost in the muggle post. Her mission: advance full equality for all women by bringing light and life to women's stories through engaging and dynamic programs. 


Kelsey Millay
Director of Interpretation

Kelsey believes we must know our past to effectively shape our future. Marching down Pennsylvania Avenue during the 2017 Women’s March, she was excited to walk the same path the NWP had during the 1913 suffrage parade – and grateful she knew that history. Kelsey has been with the NWP since 2015 and has an MA in Museum Studies from George Washington University. Aside from questioning the status quo and studying herstory, Kelsey loves to dance to Bollywood music, read mystery novels, and continually re-watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer.


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